Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leicester during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Consultant
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 35 35
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 17 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 5.21% 3.01% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.40% 3.16% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 7
Leicester median daily rate £300 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.53% +6.00% -6.25%
Leicestershire median daily rate £300 £430 £363
% change year-on-year -30.23% +18.62% -14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leicester median hourly rate - - -
Leicestershire median hourly rate - £14.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Leicester
Contract vacancies in Leicester with a recognized job title 315 285 267
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.63% 95.32% 95.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 192 134
Leicester median daily rate £356 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.72% +11.54% -4.41%
10th Percentile £220 £249 £180
90th Percentile £538 £500 £475
Leicestershire median daily rate £340 £338 £314
% change year-on-year +0.74% +7.57% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 22
Leicester median hourly rate £30.00 £18.13 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.52% +47.96% -44.32%
10th Percentile £13.08 £12.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £38.75 £23.75
Leicestershire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £12.38
% change year-on-year - +13.13% -38.13%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicester.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Leicester

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Leicester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Leicester

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant in Leicester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Leicester

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicester region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
3 4 (23.53%) SAP
3 4 (23.53%) LDAP
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
4 3 (17.65%) SCCM
4 3 (17.65%) MVC
4 3 (17.65%) Service Management
4 3 (17.65%) .NET
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) Line Management
4 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (17.65%) REST
4 3 (17.65%) Office 365
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (17.65%) Web Application Development
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (17.65%) Presales
4 3 (17.65%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (11.76%) Runbook
5 2 (11.76%) Proactive Management
5 2 (11.76%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (11.76%) SCOrch
5 2 (11.76%) Data Centre

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (5.88%) SAP FI-AP
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Retail
1 1 (5.88%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) LDAP
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) IPsec
2 2 (11.76%) Kerberos
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) Broadband
3 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) HSRP
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) MPLS
3 1 (5.88%) OSPF
3 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
3 1 (5.88%) VLAN
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) Toad
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
1 3 (17.65%) REST
2 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
2 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.88%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (5.88%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
1 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
1 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
2 3 (17.65%) Line Management
2 3 (17.65%) MVC
2 3 (17.65%) Presales
2 3 (17.65%) Service Management
2 3 (17.65%) Web Application Development
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Proactive Management
3 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
3 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
3 2 (11.76%) Runbook
3 2 (11.76%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Data Management
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) ABAP
3 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Aruba
3 1 (5.88%) Avaya
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper
3 1 (5.88%) Meraki
3 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
3 1 (5.88%) Riverbed
3 1 (5.88%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds